Summary: HECT-domain (ubiquitin-transferase)
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HECT domain Edit Wikipedia article
structure of an e6ap-ubch7 complex: insights into the ubiquitination pathway
In molecular biology, the HECT domain is a protein domain found in ubiquitin-protein ligases. The name HECT comes from 'Homologous to the E6-AP Carboxyl Terminus'. Proteins containing this domain at the C terminus include ubiquitin-protein ligase, which regulates ubiquitination of CDC25. Ubiquitin-protein ligase accepts ubiquitin from an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme in the form of a thioester, and then directly transfers the ubiquitin to targeted substrates. A cysteine residue is required for ubiquitin-thiolester formation. Human thyroid receptor interacting protein 12 (TRIP12), which also contains this domain, is a component of an ATP-dependent multisubunit protein that interacts with the ligand binding domain of the thyroid hormone receptor. It could be an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase. Human ubiquitin-protein ligase E3A interacts with the E6 protein of the cancer-associated Human papillomavirus type 16 and Human papillomavirus type 18. The E6/E6-AP complex binds to and targets the p53 tumour-suppressor protein for ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis.
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The name HECT comes from Homologous to the E6-AP Carboxyl Terminus.
Huibregtse JM, Scheffner M, Beaudenon S, Howley PM; , Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1995;92:2563-2567.: A family of proteins structurally and functionally related to the E6-AP ubiquitin-protein ligase. PUBMED:7708685 EPMC:7708685
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InterPro entry IPR000569
The name HECT comes from 'Homologous to the E6-AP Carboxyl Terminus' [PUBMED:7708685]. Proteins containing this domain at the C terminus include ubiquitin-protein ligase, which regulates ubiquitination of CDC25. Ubiquitin-protein ligase accepts ubiquitin from an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme in the form of a thioester, and then directly transfers the ubiquitin to targeted substrates. A cysteine residue is required for ubiquitin-thiolester formation. Human thyroid receptor interacting protein 12, which also contains this domain, is a component of an ATP-dependent multisubunit protein that interacts with the ligand binding domain of the thyroid hormone receptor. It could be an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase. Human ubiquitin-protein ligase E3A interacts with the E6 protein of the cancer-associated Human papillomavirus type 16 and Human papillomavirus type 18. The E6/E6-AP complex binds to and targets the P53 tumour-suppressor protein for ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis.
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|Molecular function||ubiquitin-protein transferase activity (GO:0004842)|
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This superfamily is characterised by fmailies with E3-ligase catalytic acitvity. The fold consists of two alpha+beta domains; where the N-terminal domain is an array of helices and beta-hairpins; the C-terminal domain is an a/b sandwich with one left-handed beta-alpha(n)-beta unit.
The clan contains the following 2 members:HECT HECT_2
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|Number in seed:||88|
|Number in full:||5449|
|Average length of the domain:||294.30 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||28 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||20.47 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null --hand HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 11927849 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the HECT domain has been found. There are 28 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein seqence.
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